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Title: Reliable, Efficient and Cost-Effective Electric Power Converter for Small Wind Turbines Based on AC-link Technology

Grid-tied inverter power electronics have been an Achilles heel of the small wind industry, providing opportunity for new technologies to provide lower costs, greater efficiency, and improved reliability. The small wind turbine market is also moving towards the 50-100kW size range. The unique AC-link power conversion technology provides efficiency, reliability, and power quality advantages over existing technologies, and Princeton Power will adapt prototype designs used for industrial asynchronous motor control to a 50kW small wind turbine design.
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TRN: US200719%%431
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Princeton Power Systems
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)
Country of Publication:
United States
17 WIND ENERGY; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRIC POWER; INVERTERS; MARKET; MOTORS; RELIABILITY; WIND TURBINES; WIND POWER Electric Power; wind energy; Converter; Invertor; power elctronics; small wind; asynchronous motor control; Wind Turbines